Crew Leader/CTSP Profiles

Lost in Translation: Leo Roldan Helps Spanish-Speaking Arborists Comprender

Leo Roldan is un hombre en una misión, a man on a mission. As district safety-trainer coordinator in Mamaroneck, New York, for SavATree, a 35-year TCIA member company headquartered in Bedford, N.Y., he oversees training for the district’s arborists, many of whom are Spanish speaking. He earned his Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential 10 […]

CTSP Helps Karen Tull Promote Safety Engagement in Line Clearance

“We’re trying to establish that this is a safety industry doing tree work, rather than a tree industry doing safety work,” Karen Tull says of her work as a vegetation-management inspector with Gulf Interstate Field Services in northern and central California. “That verbiage really helps,” she says, with the contract crews she oversees providing line […]

A Woman’s Place Is in the Friday-Morning Safety Meeting

Julie Bunn, project specialist, wears many hats at Flower City Tree, an accredited, seven-year TCIA member company based in Rochester, New York. She jumped right in – her first day of work as a part-time receptionist in March of 2017 took place after a huge windstorm. As the years went by, she moved to full […]

CTSP Helps You Learn How to Keep Your Head in the Game

As educational coordinator and a crew leader for Heartwood Tree Service, Bill Hickman is grateful for earning TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) certificate. “The benefit for me personally was the focus on adult education and learning to better educate my peers, not only in my crew but throughout the organization,” says Hickman. The program […]

Safety-First Mindset Led to CTSP Credential for Nick Palladino

Just out of college, Nicholas Palladino worked as head lifeguard at the local town pool. But in the interest of working outdoors, away from the indoor pool, he took a job as a ground operations technician for Lucas Tree Expert Co., Inc. Palladino worked his way up to bucket-truck operator and a member of the […]

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